Leading Bollywood star Aamir Khan recently met with the team of New Delhi office of Japan National Tourism Organisation to discuss the possibilities of collaboration between two countries in the domain of art and cinema.
In a press statement, JNTO says that Aamir Khan is one of India’s most prominent and respected actor and director, with his films often breaking box office records and receiving critical acclaim both in India and internationally. Yusuke Yamamoto, Executive Director, JNTO Delhi Office expressed special gratitude towards Aamir Khan for his enlightening words and remarked that his courtesy is reminiscent of the Japanese.
Japan and India have a long history of art exchange, with Japanese audiences being particularly fond of Indian cinema. Indian films such as 3 Idiots and Dangal have been hugely successful in Japan. Yusuke Yamamoto also mentioned, ”Aamir Khan is known for his socially conscious roles and thoughtful approach to filmmaking, so it’s no surprise that he has garnered worldwide respect.
As globalisation continues to bring the world closer together, it is important that we continue to celebrate and learn from the rich diversity, and enable the smooth travel for Indians to Japan. Because exchange of ideas and techniques between the two countries could eventually come from the increasing exchange of people between the two nations.